Hashbrown or my Book?

I went to Mcdonald's the other day for breakfast and I ordered a coffee, sausage McMuffin and hashbrown. I looked at the receipt and the hashbrown was more than what I charged for my book. The book took me months to write and costs thousands of dollars to edit and self-publish. All that work for less than the cost of a crispy salty crunchy breakfast add-on I probably didn’t need. Unlike my Mcdonald's hashbrown, my book isn’t necessarily bad for you. Yet, it got me thinking. Why am I charging $1.99 on Amazon for my book?

It all started after I released my first book. Word of mouth amongst friends, all curious to read what I wrote, bought the book at the full price of $14.95. Sales were great, and then once the allure of curiosity wore off, sales stopped.

So, I lowered the price, and nothing happened. A few months went by and I eventually lowered the price of the e-book to a mere $1.99, or hashbrown level as I like to call it. The problem is not the price. The problem is that no one can find my book.

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